App Cubby Blog – The Sparrow Problem
There is a real problem going to occur with regards to the App Store and desktop/mobile software in general if pure software businesses aren’t able to sustain themselves in the long term.
Michael Tsai – PDFpen and iCloud
My largest long-term fear of OSX is that Apple will slowly turn off the ability for applications to be useful without using the App Store and thus some Apps may just not exist anymore (SuperDuper is the easy example).
Ars Technica – Google Earth, other mobile apps leave door open for scripting attacks
Oops, just because it doesn’t look like a browser doesn’t mean it doesn’t suffer the same security holes.
My Dinner With Android – Four months with Android: reflections, grievances and some tenuous metaphors bundled up into a weighty tome
That pretty much sums up every bit of experience of Android I’ve ever heard.
Ars Technica – Report: iTunes beta suggests app rentals may be in iOS’s future
A rental system would be nice, I hate buying apps that I try out and then get rid of.
GitHub – gimenete/iOS-boilerplate
This looks impressive for anyone building an iOS app.
Groklaw – Google Reexam Requests Devastating to Lodsys
What’s interesting about this story is the suspicion that Google and Apple had not previously filed re-examination requests because their agreements with Lodsys prevented such an action, apparently not so at least for Google.
Silicon Alley 2.0 – Why my Mom Bought an Android, Returned It, and Got an iPhone
His proposed solution is one that Google should really think about, though even that may not be right.
Alan Quatermain – My Review of the Kobo App
Okay this is just getting silly.
Read Write Web – You Can Read, But You Can’t Buy: iOS E-Reader Apps Remove Links to Bookstores
The end of this battle between Apple and publishers.